China calls for unique role of ICJ in multilateralism, int’l rule of law,

A Chinese envoy on Thursday called on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to play a unique role in safeguarding multilateralism and promoting international rule of law.

With 75 years of experience, the ICJ has been broadly recognized by the international community and has become the most authoritative and influential international judicial institution in the world, said Geng Shuang, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.

”As the main judicial organ of the United Nations, the ICJ has a lofty mission in safeguarding multilateralism and promoting international rule of law. It should continue to perform its duties faithfully and play an important and unique role in this regard,” he told the UN General Assembly, which heard the ICJ’s annual report. […]

In the past 75 years, the ICJ has worked in accordance with the UN Charter and the ICJ Statute, accepted 154 cases and issued 28 advisory opinions on important areas of international law, including territorial sovereignty, maritime delimitation, unilateral sanctions, decolonization, non-use of force, diplomatic and consular relations. It has made great contributions to the interpretation and application of international law, and has played an active role in the peaceful settlement of international disputes and the maintenance of international peace and security, he said. Läs artikel